This one is inspired a lot from many posts and articles going around claiming that Muslims are nothing else but terrorists. Let us analyse the history of world today.
Have you ever questioned yourself, in the history of the world, who has killed maximum innocent human beings?
The answer is so simple that even kids can answer it. It was Hitler, of course. But, do you know who he was by religion? He was a Christian! But did the media ever call Christians as terrorists?
Joseph Stalin, who is still sheepishly called as Uncle Joe, has killed 20 million human beings including 14.5 million who were starved to death. Was he a Muslim? Of course, not!
Mao Tse Tsung from China has killed 14 to 20 million human beings. Was he a Muslim? Again, negative.
Benito Mussolini from Italy has killed 400 thousand human beings. Was he a Muslim? No!
Ashoka in Kalinga Battle, killed 100 thousand human beings. Was he a Muslim? Obviously not.
During Embargo put by George Bush just a decade ago in Iraq, 1/2 million children were killed in Iraq alone! Why are these people never called terrorists by the media. Why?
Today a vast majority of non-Muslims are afraid or agitated at Muslims and cringe on hearing the words "Jihad". The movies, which obviously influence the younger generation the most these days, too, added fuel to the fire by only portraying Arabs and Muslims to be villains in them, albeit they are all false fictional stories. If asked why they do this, they claim to be taking creative liberty. Little do they realize that the impact they're creating is catastrophic already. Some even do this on purpose for reasons and motives only known to them.
So, let me tell you what does it exactly mean, Arabic dictionary wise, considering it's an Arabic word.
Jihad is an Arabic word which comes from root Arabic word "Jahada" which means "to strive" or "to struggle" against evil and for justice. It does not mean killing innocents by any interpretation or any way. Neither does any religion in the world, especially Islam, propagate killing anyone. The motive is to stand against evil, not with evil. Do you still think that ISLAM is the problem?
1. The First World War, 17 million dead was caused by non-Muslims.
2. The Second World War, 50-55 million dead was caused by non-Muslims.
3. Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic bombs left 200000 dead, again caused by non- Muslims.
4. The War in Vietnam had over 5 million dead was caused by non- Muslims.
5. The War in Bosnia/Kosovo rendered over 500000 dead was again caused by non-Muslims.
6. The War in Iraq caused more than 12,000,000 deaths, of course caused by non-Muslim.
7. Afghanistan, Burma etc. deaths caused by non-Muslims.
8. In Cambodia 1975-1979, almost 3 million deaths were caused by non-Muslim.
The list is unending. If only people opened their eyes and realized that this prejudice created against Muslims owing to the false tag of terrorism is nothing but a political conspiracy of the highest and the deepest order. Clear this fact right now and let it stick to your mind forever, Muslims are not terrorists, because terrorists don't have a religion. And if a person claiming to be Muslim acts in a way which fulfill the criteria of terrorism, then know that he/she is either lying for some background gains and is not a Muslim anyways, because Islam teaches only and only peace!
by Dr. Aafreen Kotadiya